Ciara has achieved a new RIAA award in nearly four years.
Her appearance on Missy Elliott’s “Lose Control,” along with Fatman Scoop, is now certified 3x multi-platinum with over three million equivalent units sold.
Eliott produced “Lose Control,” which is lifted from her 2005 album, The Cookbook. The party anthem partially includes samples from Cybotron’s “Clear” and Hot Streak’s “Body Work,” released in the ‘80s.
On Billboard, “Lose Control” reached No. 3 on the Hot 100 chart in September 2005.
It also peaked at No. 3 on the Hot Rap Songs chart; No. 3 on the Rap Airplay chart; No. 5 on the Dance Club Songs chart; No. 6 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart; and No. 9 on the Rhythmic Airplay chart.
Elliott, Ciara, and Fatman Scoop gave a sci-fi-inspired performance of “Lose Control” at the 2005 BET Awards.
Speaking of award shows, “Lose Control” swept at plenty. The energetic visual, directed by Dave Meyers, won three trophies at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, including Best Dance Video, Best Choreography in a Video and Best Hip-Hop Video.
“Lose Control” won Best Short Form Video at the 49th Grammy Awards in 2006. It was also nominated for Best Rap Song.
At the time of this publishing, “Lose Control” has been streamed more than 184 million times on Spotify.
As mentioned above, Ciara last added to her growing list of single sales awards in 2019. Among those were new multi-platinum, platinum and gold honors for the following: “Body Party” (2x multi-platinum); “Love Sex Magic” with Justin Timberlake (platinum); “Oh” featuring Ludacris (platinum); “Level Up” (platinum); and “I’m Out” featuring Nicki Minaj (gold).
The original version of Ciara’s “Da Girls” was released in March. The empowering anthem was accompanied by a music video directed by Sara Lacombe, with creative direction from her longtime collaborator Jamaica Craft.
“Da Girls” is Ciara’s first song release of the year. The build-up to Ciara’s anticipated eighth album started in 2022 with the singles “Jump” and “Better Thangs” featuring Summer Walker. She remixed the latter track with rising rap star GloRilla.
Ciara’s next album, the follow-up to 2019’s Beauty Marks, was confirmed by the global star to be complete.
Most recently, Elliott was announced as an inductee for the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. She is the first woman in hip-hop to be elected into the exclusive club.
Stream Missy Elliott’s “Lose Control” featuring Ciara and Fatman Scoop below.